Click and Drag spawning multiple cursors

When I click and drag on the IDE over multiple lines, I am getting one cursor created on each line. In addition, it seems as if I am able to click anywhere on the document, and the cursor is placed at that location, not the end of the line

I have included two images below. The first occurs when I click and drag from one line to another, showing the multiple cursors.

The second occurs when I click any where on a line, the cursor is placed where I clicked, not at the end of the last word (in this case, it should have been placed at the very beginning of the line)

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Hi, could you please disable any downloaded plugins you may have, and try **File | Mange IDE Settings | Restore Default Settings** (your current settigns will be backed up, so you can revert to them later)

If the issue is still reproduced afterwards, could you please provide your Logs from **Help | Collect Logs and Diagnostic Data** ?

You can upload files to https://uploads.jetbrains.com/ and provide the upload id here.

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I accidentally turned this on and had no idea how to disable it!  Turns out you can use SHIFT+ALT+INSERT to turn this off.

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Alexander Barker's answer above only works if you use the IntelliJ keymap in settings:

I was using the VSCode KeyMap and found that it didn't work. So if you are like me, you can just temporarily change it to IntelliJ keymap, press SHIFT+ALT+INSERT and switch back to your previous keymap settings.

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